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|Born||Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States|
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal|
|Instruments||backing Vocals, bass|
|Labels||Executive Music Group (EMG) / Universal Records|
|Associated acts||The Fifth, Sins Past|
|Website||Official The Fifth website|
Bernie "B-Man" Mangiboyat is an American musician. He is the bass player and founding member for the rock group The Fifth.
Born and raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Mangiboyat's love for music started at an early age. As a child, he had a fondness for KISS, and then around 1984 he discovered Mötley Crüe, right after the release of their album Shout at the Devil, and he became interested in their style of music. He decided to take up the bass guitar, and started learning the chords by ear.
Mangiboyat and Roy Cathey (lead singer of The Fifth) met in their early days of the Fayetteville music scene. Cathey played in a band called Gibraltar while Mangiboyat played for another local band. They met when Cathey called Mangiboyat on the phone one day to ask him to be the opening act for his band. And from there on, Mangiboyat and his band performed alongside Gibraltar and his future The Fifth bandmate.
Mangiboyat's band broke up in the early 1990s, and he considered leaving Fayetteville. B-Man was planning on going to nail school to do manicures like his mother. He continued to go from band to band for quite some time after that.
Mangiboyat has been a member of The Fifth since they started on July 31, 2001.
Mangiboyat began a job at a local comic book store called Dragon's Lair, where he eventually became the owner of the store.
- http://www.the-fifth.com/index.php?option=com_myblog&show=B-Man.html&Itemid=68 B-Man profile on The Fifth's Official page
- http://www.manta.com/coms2/dnbcompany_ghclw9 manta.com – Dragon's Lair Comics in Fayetteville N.C.
- http://www.spectorbass.com/artists3.html B-Man sponsorship with Spector Basses
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